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PBS
Jan 16, 2013 3:00pm PST
the obama white house and that triggered a firestorm. on june 23, 2010, president obama accepted mcchrystal's resignation. >> as difficult as it is to lose general mcchrystal, i believe that it is the right decision for our national security. the conduct represented in the >> warner: after his retirement as a four-star general mcchrystal. co-founded a leadership consulting group and took up teaching at yale university. last week, the war that he once led was back on the front page. on friday, president obama and afghanistan's president hamid karzai announced afghan forces will take the security lead this spring, earlier than expected. all coalition combat forces are slated to leave afghanistan in 2014. it's still unclear how many u.s. troops will stay behind to conduct counter-terrorism and train the afghans. this month, general mcchrystal has published his memoir, "my share of the task." i spoke to him this afternoon. >> warner: general mcchrystal, thank you for coming in. >> thanks for having me. >> warner: as we just reported, presidents obama and karzai said afghan forces wil
PBS
Jan 16, 2013 2:30pm PST
in two decades and putting them in- house coalition course. mr. obama said this is the time to act, but the gun lobby organization the nra dismissed the plan as an attack on firearms. mark has the story. >> the massacre of these 26 innocencts has changed the mood of the nation according to the president. youngsters urged him to change the law. he needs to bring the heart strings of his country to challenge gun culture. >> americans from every background can stand up and say we have suffered too much pain and care too much about our children to allow this to continue. in change will come. >> he signed a 23 orders, mostly small-scale, mainly tightening existing legislation. real change will need new laws, which many in congress will oppose. the new gun controls would mean a ban on semiautomatic assault weapons, a limit to the number of all with a magazine can hold, and i wrote checks for everyone buying a gun. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? >> the national rifle association has put out of hard- hitting advert. the white house has called this repugnant and cowa
Current
Jan 16, 2013 3:00am PST
obama is getting new license plates for all of his cars. the white house announcing yesterday he is having the dc taxation without representation license plates put on the official presidential limousine to stand in solidarity with dc residents who pay taxes but don't get representation in congress. he did not have the plates on his cars in his first term. george bush, the president did not have them during any of his eight years, but president bill clinton did. >> as a dc resident, i have a few things to say to president obama. number 1, thank you for recognizing that basically people live in the nation's capitol real col onnists who pay taxes and don't get representation. no. 2, mr. president, what the hell took you so long? you have been there four years. >> there is no better "screw you" that washington inplate in d.c. i love it says that. >> that's the way people here live. >> the content of zero dark 30 has been a hot topic on capitol hill with several senators investigating certain partiess of the movie. now we have a comment from the man in charge of the cia, leon panetta. t
NBC
Jan 16, 2013 11:00am PST
obama's daughters by asking, quote, are the president's kids more important than yours? white house press secretary jay carney calls it repugnant and cowardly saying most americans agree that a president's children should not be used as pawns in a political fight. the nra is fighting back with its own statement saying, quote, whoever thinks this ad is about preside president obama's daughters are missing the subject. this ad is about keeping our children safe. >>> police in marin county collected more than 800 guns during buyback programs yesterday. people surrendered 827 guns. organizers say each person receives 1 $100 to $200 per firearm. the weapons were collected. no questions asked. police didn't investigate anyone turning in a gun. a second buy-back event will be held next monday on the martin luther king holiday in san rafael. >>> a wife passionately pleading for help to find the killer of her husband and solve this year's first and only homicide so far in san jose. nbc bay area's bob redell is live outside police headquarters. the question is do the investigators have any re
MSNBC
Jan 16, 2013 6:00am PST
. >>> comprehensive approach. that's how the white house is describing the proposals that president obama will offer this morning to reduce gun violence across the country. but how much change can happen without the support from congress? chuck hagel's bid to run the pentagon appears to be gaining steam with key democrats now giving him a thumbs up. this morning, we'll talk to one of his biggest advocates on the hill, rhode island's jack reed. and some must-see tv. bill clinton kicks the door wide open for a hillary clinton campaign in 2016 and he makes a direct appeal, saying her health is not an issue and that he'll support whatever she decides. good morning from washington. it's wednesday, january 16th, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. let's get right to my first reads of the morning. and it begins with guns. today the president will unveil what one gun control activist characterized nbc news as the most sweeping gun control measures proposed since right after the assassinations of bobby kennedy and mlk back in 1968. the president is going bold, fulfilling a pro
PBS
Jan 16, 2013 4:00am PST
house could do. >> narrator: the speech had not gone well. in the end, obama would leave it to congress to address financial reform. >> the young president prepares to deliver the most important speech of his first term in office... >> narrator: meanwhile in washington, the president turned his attention back to health care. >> president obama gets ready to take the stage... >> narrator: he summoned a joint session of congress. >> after consulting with a number of people, i think the president concluded, "i need to take back control of this." >> madame speaker, the president of the united states! (applause) >> he understood that his presidency was at stake. he understood that he was asking people to make a very difficult vote. he also tried to explain the historic opportunity. >> his audience really in that speech wasn't the public in general, it was the people sitting in that chamber. >> the time for bickering is over. the time for games has passed. now is the season for action! now is when we must bring the best ideas of both parties together and show the american people that we can s
FOX News
Jan 15, 2013 11:00pm PST
settled by the court. i imagine that the obama white house had their lawyers look carefully and some could be challenged. they probably will be able to pass muster and get flak for it. bad p.r. from some people. a lot of these things will be ineffective. >> bob: let's wait to see what they are. >> andrea: a lot of bad p.r. hard for anyone questioning what he does tomorrow to criticize. >> bob: there you go. >> andrea: how can you be against this? >> bob: another good reason. it's all theater. >> kimberly: children are politically expedient. this is based on his greater political philosophy. >> eric: ahead, could lance armstrong doping lies be the biggest sport scandal of all time? that debate plus news on the interview with oprah when we come back. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> dana: >> dana: nothing better than bob beckel chair dancing. we'll talk about lance armstrong who admitted to using performance enhancing drugs. he sat down with oprah winfrey. it airs tomorrow. she previewed that this morning. >> i would say he did not come clean in the manner that i expected. it was surprising to me. s
FOX News
Jan 15, 2013 6:00pm PST
president obama in the white house and senator reid in the senate. >> sean: wait a second you and i may have a disagreement and i love you to death. >> i feel that disagreement. >> sean: i know. >> coming on. >> sean: and i'm going to say this gently, stuart, help me. seriously, republicans were not elected to raise the debt ceiling and bring us into more debt and steal from our kids. where is the moral imperative that somebody, some party in in country is going to stand up and say enough is enough and we've got to live within our means and stop borrowing 46 cents of every dollar? where is that party? >> i think that they are there. they don't have a lot of-- a spokesperson yet. it's going to take some time. so, the thing is, this is the amazing thing. >> sean: capitulate in the meantime? >> i'm not saying that, but i think there is a responsibility for washington to say, okay, look, what are the things we can do within these parameters to make sure we don't wreck the economy. the fitch point, what obama is realizing, what fitch is saying could actually happen and smart preemptively
FOX News
Jan 16, 2013 1:00pm PST
democratic house and his own vice president, former speaker of the house -- obama doesn't believe in legislation. i believe it's unconstitutional. the attempt to compel private citizens to report on private citizens under the guise it my save a child. we could deputize anybody on that. >> neil: maybe by blitzing this out today, he made it more difficult for guys like you to pick him apart. he may say, well, the majority nd i'm going to win.g to get >> i would say half of these absolute crap, just p.r. junk that he put together with his cabinet -- i'm ordering on you to do a report. why doesn't he do it? those aren't the ones that bother me. i'll give you another example. he'll issue a presidential memorandum to research the causes and prevention of gun violence. that is an illegal executive order. cdc is forbidden by federal law to under talk studies like that for two reasons. the attempt through the backdoor to treat gun ownership and second amendment as a health issue so they spit out these gin up these phony reports, congress said you can't do that. number two, about 80% of the pr
MSNBC
Jan 16, 2013 11:00am PST
show host. let me start with you. there is an article today that said why president obama's gun plan may be doomed and said there strong indications that comprehensive legislation won't even see a vote on the house flew. you heard me. wasn't to put him on the pot, but i watched like you since new town and people said things have changed. i have yet to see and maybe you know of a few republican who is said things have changed and maybe it is time to put a man on assault weapons or some of the language ta is different than what we are hearing accusing the president of tyranny a power grab and the other accusations. >> let's separate two things. first of all, if you watch that press conference, a good solid one third was a direct appeal to the american people. he repeated himself over and over again. you heard congressman larson on the talking points and common sense. this is only going to happen if the american people want it to happen. you are going to see i think the president is prepared to use capital on this. you will see maybe a grass roots effort. maybe his vast database to try
MSNBC
Jan 16, 2013 2:30am PST
. conservatives in the house attempted to tie part of the bill's cost to a across the board federal budget cuts. that vote failed. >>> this morning president obama is slated to unveil a sweeping list of proposals aimed at reducing gun violence as part of a package put together by joe biden and his white house task force. senior administration officials tell nbc news the biggest proposals include universal background checks, a ban on high-capacity magazines, anything that carries more than ten rounds of ammunition. the president is also expected to ask congo reinstate the assault weapons ban. as for executive orders, are the president's expected to seek aggressive prosecution for those who break existing laws. for example, people who lie during background checks. the white house will be joined by children from around the country who wrote letters to him following the newtown shooting. this is not the first time the white house brought in special guests for the backdrop of a major announcement. recently middle class taxpayers were invited to the white house before a presidential speec
KRON
Jan 16, 2013 4:00am PST
few minutes. but first. we begin this morning with news out of washington. the white house will release its recommendations today >> president obama and vice president joe biden will unveil the proposals during an event at the white house. ed payne has the story. >> reporter: the announcement after the city took elementary tragedy. this ignited the gun violence task force that is being led by joe biden. but with the president in the vice-president of on bail in the package to take measures sponsored by universal background checks, and a ban on high capacity magazines, and assault rifles. many will require congressional approval. >> he believes that things that we can do it in a bipartisan way will of sight of washington. but in yes, we are able to reduce gun violence but is something that we can do together. it is not just from the president's. >> opponents of the nra are promising a gun battle. >> a new poll suggests that nearly 60-percent of americans want stricter gun laws following last month's deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary. 84-percent who answered the associated
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2013 7:00am EST
, but much of the leadership within the house republican caucus, some of them realize the potential consequences. host: if president obama won on the fiscal cliff deal and that taxes increased, was able to get new revenue, then why not, as democrats, agreed to certain spending cuts that republicans want? guest: the president made clear that there has to be, in terms of what is coming, a mixture, a balance between cuts and revenues. in terms of the sequester, we are going to have to have a bland, a balance. the president has said that and we have said that. -- a blend. but to say that there will be only spending cuts and no more revenues, that is not feasible. i looked over the discretionary spending charts. now the way we are going, in terms of the percentage of gdp, what we spend on education, what we spend on health research, what we spend on so many necessary programs in this country is going to go down. the trend line is already there. what the republicans are essentially saying is to push it further. have further consequences in terms of health research. does that make sense? d
Current
Jan 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
obama plans to propose to stem the epidemic of gun violence in this country. white house press secretary jay carney apparently doesn't want to spoil the surprise. >> i will not get ahead of the president in terms of what his package of proposals will include. i will simply note that the president has made clear he intends to take a comprehensive approach. >> john: once again as has happened so often republicans are terrified of barack obama's package. we do have some idea of what's going to come from the white house included in that comprehensive approach. some or all of 19 measures identified by vice president's biden's working group that the president could order without having to go through congress such as sharing gun databases giving the centers for disease control the authority to do national research on guns and aggressivively enforcerring existing gun laws. some house republicans don't sound thrilled of the exercise of executive power designed only to protect american lives. kansas congressman him huelskamp told msnbc -- >> it is troubling to me the president says if co
FOX News
Jan 16, 2013 1:00am PST
president obama succeed in damaging the republican party so much lose the house in 2014. charles krauthammer on that moments away. >> bill: thanks for staying with us. i'm bill o'reilly in the impact segment tonight, as we have been telling you, it looks like president obama is setting up the republican party for a very hard fall on both gun control and the debt ceiling. the president simply will not offer any compromise on federal spending that might get a debt deal done. on guns as we just heard, is he threatening executive orders. so i think the president simply wants to damage the republicans rather than solve complicated problems, at least at this juncture. joining us from washington with his take fox news political analyst charles krauthammer. i see it as a chess game. rather than both parties working together to get some gun legislation that might help folks control criminals in that area and rather than getting the debt ceiling done with some, you know, meaningful cuts in spending, the president says, you know, i'm not even going to bother. i want to alienate the republic
KRON
Jan 16, 2013 6:00am PST
the gun control measures they say will violate the constitutional right to bear arms. the white house says that president obama will be joined by children who sent letters expressing their concern about gun crimes when he announces proposals today to reduce gun violence. that announcement is expected at 8:45 a.m.. >> in san francisco, two pieces of gun control legislation more introduced to the board of supervisors. the first, bands of the possession of military-style ammunition, such as hollow- point bullets. the sale of those bullets is already legal. this action would make owning them a crime, as well. the second, requires police notification, when someone in san francisco buys 500 rounds of ammunition or more. this includes online purchases. it will take several steps to make these 2 changes into law. >> san jose police are investigating an attempted kidnapping of a 2 year-old girl. it happened around 5:30 p.m. last night in the 200 block of and david accords. that is when the girl's mother says, that her daughter was planned in the front yard when a strange man walked up. the mot
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2013 10:00am EST
house. i have talked with president obama about this. i know he's strongly committed to real immigration reform. would like to see the dream act passed. i'd like to see a number of other things and we'll work on it. one of your fellow graduates of georgetown, senator durbin, deserves every kind of honor and praise for what he's done in the dream act. he'll be very important in this. >> good morning, senator. "the washington post" had a piece yesterday suggesting that you represented perhaps an obstacle to the passage of gun control legislation. i'm wondering -- obviously you do in a sense. but i'm wondering if sort of standard practice in congress should yield to what many perceive to be an extremely urgent situation. >> i think it is an urgent situation and that's why the first hearings held by anybody, house or senate, is going to be by me and my committee in that. i wasn't quite sure who they were writing about when i read the article, but i will strongly defend the press right to print anything they want, accurate or otherwise, but the fact is -- i'm not suggesting whether this was a
FOX News
Jan 16, 2013 12:00pm PST
today. obama is going to be at odds with democrats in congress but i think the white house is going to push very hard to get something. >> i know in congress both sides are gearing for a fight but my guess if you look down at 23 executive orders. is there anything that would raise the ire of gun activists and members of congress? >> i think it's been a bit of a let down. i think republicans were bracing more far reaching is that lays the groundwork for some type of legislation. appointing a new atf director. they haven't had a new director in six years. what republicans are really upset about mostly and what they are focused on is stopping that legislation. >> i think that working on that right now. good to see you. thank you, sir. >> well, fox weather alert and winter storm has created very dangerous road conditions up and down the eastern u.s. take a look at this. this is memphis, tennessee where crews said they had to carefully push some cars across the bridges because the ice had formed on the roadways way too quickly. those icy conditions extending as far as south as mississippi.
MSNBC
Jan 16, 2013 9:00am PST
notice out of a fear the black helicopter is coming and obama is going to come into their house with a magnet and collect all their guns and sell them to communists elsewhere. >> they gain strength. they have 100,000 new members since newtown. they had another surge after the brady bill. they excel in those moments. >> what obama is trying to do here is, again, trying to marginalize, if you want to be that sort of advocate in this, if you want to be a fearmonger, you're out of the mainstream. you're saying things that aren't true and we're going to come right at you, and i think a lot of this is going to depend on whether he can succeed in this mission. bill clinton succeeded in '94 by enlisting cops and police chiefs, saying, listen, we're the mainstream, we're on the streets, we know what's going on. we're going to take on the nra, one of the first time he put a wedge between cops and the nra. >> i would say the president is following that playbook. the vice president has had a meeting with various groups, whether they are law enforcement officials, whether it's a clergy, whether it'
KOFY
Jan 16, 2013 11:30am PST
president needs to convince. the white house says he is not naive about the challenges. with stricter laws looming advocates have begun an intense push back. in a video the n.r.a. goes after the president. >> it is just eat hypocrite. slamming president obama for being skeptical about armed guards in schools while his daughters have required secret service protection. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? >> the white house called the video repugnant. the senate is going to begin working on gun legislation in the next two weeks but president obama said he could not wait. he signed 23 executive orders on gun control that do not require congressional approval. >> a gun buyback program proved to be a huge success in the bay area. 827 weapons were turned in by different people from four counties. they were given $200 a agoers ran out of money in a few hours. note oh got the most with 277 weapons and san rafael netted 223, central marin had 2306, and marin city 71. another buy back has been scheduled for next monday running from 11 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at night with weapons d
MSNBC
Jan 16, 2013 12:00pm PST
speaker of the house john boehner. >> i think obama probably would have no problem dealing with boehner. boehner has a terrible problem with his own people. the trick there is to try to figure out how you can provide to boehner some things that the carrots who are sticks can help him bring his troops aboard. that's the trick whether it's possible to do it or not, i don't know. again, if you look at the gun control thing, i don't think obama can win that in washington. i think he is realizing he may be able to win it out in the troops. getting people to change their mind. let me give you an example. the voting rights act. it was not a popular piece of legislation. there is a wonderful phone conversation that lbj calls martin luther king and he said martin, i want you to find the worst place you can in the south where negro is the term then. a negro has to recite the constitution and can't get the vote. you find that place and you bring all your leaders down there and get people down there and you get that on television and you get that broadcast and i will shove this bill through
KRON
Jan 16, 2013 7:00am PST
any time perry e. >> just then, live pictures out of the white house where president obama and vice president biden will announce a " concrete " proposals to prevent gun violence. if they will be joined by children from around the country who wrote letters to the president asking what the federal government can do to curb gun violence. a ban on assault weapons is expected to be one of the axils of actions and legislative proposals the president will put forth today. gun control has been a hotly debated topic since the tragedy in newtown, conn., where 20 elementary school students and six adults were murdered by a gunman. the national rifle association is promising to fight any gun- control measure that is seals will violate the constitutional right of americans to bear arms. the organization announced earlier this week that it had a the political clout in congress to block any measure that it did not agree with. despite opposition from the gun lobby, the president is about is not to back off of his support for legislation. >> this is the courage of all of you for you to be here toda
FOX
Jan 16, 2013 7:00am PST
grab a 2-year- old girl from her mother's arms. >>> this morning at the white house, president obama will unveil his proposals to reduce gun violence. jamie dupree joins us via skype from washington, d.c. so even after the connecticut school shooting, you say getting new any gun control legislation through congress will be no easy task? >> reporter: oh, no, not at all. it will be very difficult for backers of gun control to get anything through congress. i think the thing that has the best chance right now might be the idea of limiting the size of ammunition magazines that would go on weapons. but the idea of pushing an assault weapons ban through the congress, that's probably not going to happen. the question of expanding background checks extended to all gun sales, that would be very controversial. you have to think back the last time -- we've talked about this before, tori. the stockton, california shooting at a school in 1989 really prompted a lot of movement on gun control in the congress. that led to california banning -- california provisions on assault weapons, also action in
FOX
Jan 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
white house says president obama could make nearly 20 executive orders to enact stricter gun laws. that would not require approval from lawmakers. one option, appointing a full time director of the atf. >> it's been a very long time since the senate has confirm add head of the atf. >> reporter: congress has not approved a nominee for the past six years. obama could install one himself. he could direct them to investigate more gun thefts. right now they investigate only when ten or more are stolen and only if one is connected to a crime. another executive order option, enforcing a 1968 give up law that prohibits the import of certain assault-style weapons. >> he believes we ought to take common sense and enact common sense measures that protect our second amendment rights but prevent people who should not have happens from on staining them. >> reporter: he made it clear president obama will not rely solely on making executive orders. the white house says he will need approval from congress for tougher gun legislation. >> some congressional republicans are claiming they had little say in
Current
Jan 15, 2013 4:00pm PST
that the white house will be giving to us on guns. with these, we are hearing that obama's proposal includes universal backgrounds checks, bannen high capacity magazines. the radio newly on the ban from 1994. also he's been hinting at it for a little while that there will be some action, executive action available to him. >> cenk: man! >> there are points of check action. this has the potential of being akin to in 1968 there was the gun control act of 1968 in the wake of the assassination of king and r.f.k. and to a longer extent j.f.k. this has the potential to be the most sweeping gun legislation we've seen in our lifetime. >> cenk: as i look at what they're proposing it's almost as good as what we can expect. i can't think of anything else i would add to the list that has any reasonable chance of passing. as i look at this, i'm stumped nothing to criticize obama. [ laughter ] >> he knows andrew cuomo who is pretty good to the banks. >> cenk: no, no, believe me, if there's anybody good to the banks, it's obama. >> i knew where you were going with that. >> cenk: we don't know how m
CNN
Jan 16, 2013 12:00am PST
america." you're looking live at the white house where tomorrow president obama will unveil his gun control plan for the nation, believed to be the most sweeping and controversial since the creation of the second amendment. press secretary jay carney says the president's proposals will be significant. >> the president has made clear that he intends to take a comprehensive approach, including the assault weapons ban, including a measure to ban high-capacity magazine clips, including an effort to close the very big loopholes in the background check system in our country. >> is the white house plan enough? tonight i'll talk to experts on both sides of the gun battle plus victims' families and big city mayors leading the charge for gun control. and consider this. since adam lanza murdered 20 children and six adults at sandy hook at least 917 americans have been killed by guns. while the nra reports an unprecedented surge in membership, up 250,000 over the past month. add to that record sales of ar-15 assault rifles. so what's the solution? more weapons or stricter laws? let's talk about
LINKTV
Jan 16, 2013 8:00am PST
background checks for gun buyers. in washington, jay carney said obama will hold the campaign- style public even to unveil his proposals. >> the president and vice president will hold an event here is the white house to unveil a package of concrete proposals to reduce gun violence and prevent f pture tragedies like the one in newtown, connecticut. they will be joined by children from around the country who wrote the president letters in the wake of that tragedy expressing their concerns about gun violence and school safety along with their parents. >> we will be joined by a gun victim who will be at the event later in the broadcast. obama's gun violence initiative comes as your governor andrew cuomo has signed into law a new measure expanding the ban on assault weapons in his state, limiting ammunition clips to 7 rounds and imposing a mental health screening for purchases of weapons. we will spend the rest of the hour on u.s. gun violence of the headlines. the house has approved a $50 billion package for victims of superstorm sandy after failing to pass the measure before the previou
FOX
Jan 16, 2013 4:30am PST
protecting the second amendment from that stand point. >> president obama will announce his proposal to reduce gun violence at the white house this morning. he will be joined by children who wrote to them about gun violence following last month's school shooting in newtown, connecticut. many people participating in a gun buy back program went home empty handed. it ran out of money in a little in about an hour. plus how gun owners were compensated after the cash ran out. >>> time is 4:35. the mountain view stickum has yet to -- city council has yet to make a decision on whether to ban food carts downtown. other members discuss the growing popularity showing the trucks serve a grab and go clientele. a former vote will take place at a later date. >>> tickets for the sharks two on sale at 10:00 this morning. the sharks first home game is a week from tomorrow against phoenix. they want to thank their fans for their patience. there are promotions throughout the season including opening night give aways like game worn jerseys and lunch with the team. >> it's good to see them back. >>> time is
CBS
Jan 16, 2013 7:00am PST
house officials say president obama will launch a >>> presiden sweeping effort this morning to launch target gun violence in america, un he's expected to present a ent a three-part plan focusing on gun sales, education, and mental health. major garrett is at the white house. major, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning, charlie and norah, cbs news has learned new details including the renewed effort to stop re law to bullying in schools and the president's health care law to increase access to mental health gun control services. gun control will dominant the cal headlines. the president will call for a assault tougher assault weapons ban after the one that expired in ten years in 2004. he'll also ask congress to ban fire all firearm ammunition magazines containing more than ten bullets, he'll also seek universal criminal and mental health background checks for all gun sales including private transactions. the assault weapons ban is already an uphill fight. >> we'll not prejudge -- s that befor >> before it started or -- -- >> i don't believe that.ve and i think that tha
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2013 4:00pm PST
which is a big push for the white house. this is the schoolyard. obama cease himself as being in a brawl with these guys up on the hill. and one of the reasons that he stuck with hagel is the perception is he ditched susan rice. there was the perception in the west wing you couldn't pull the plug on two consecutive nominees. that doesn't mean he wasn't backing hagel to begin with. but once hagel's name was floated out there, folks in the west wing thought it would look pretty bad if he pulled the plug on them. >> is that reporting or conjecture? >> i reported that last week, chris. that's reporting. >> good for you. this issue of the day. the president was sort as i said last night preparing the battlefield, like the late norman schwarzkopf would say. he would say if the government can shut down for the next couple of months, if there is a fail your to pay bills, none of this both sides did it, none of this finger-pointing on capitol hill, none of the old malarkey and tired old cliches. the republican party wants to stop this government, blame them. will that work its way into the
ABC
Jan 16, 2013 11:00am PST
the actions but it is congress that the president needs to convince. the white house says he is not naive about the challenges. with stricter laws looming advocates have begun an intense push back. in a video the n.r.a. goes after the president. >> it is just eat hypocrite. slamming president obama for being skeptical about armed guards in schools while his daughters have required secret service protection. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? >> the white house called the video repugnant. the senate is going to begin working on gun legislation in the next two weeks but president obama said he could not wait. he signed 23 executive orders on gun control that do not require congressional approval. >> a gun buyback program proved to be a huge success in the bay area. 827 weapons were turned in by different people from four counties. they were given $200 a weapon. agoers ran out of money in a few hours. note oh got the most with 277 weapons and san rafael netted 223, central marin had 2306, and marin city 71. another buy back has been scheduled for next monday running
NBC
Jan 16, 2013 12:35am PST
out of washington. education secretary arne duncan announced that he will stay at the white house for president obama's second term. he said his mission is to make the u.s. number one in education and won't stop until our students are doing gooder. [ laughter ] he won't stop. [ applause ] the movie news. mgm is coming out with a remake of the classic 1959 film, "ben-hur." [ laughter ] >> steve: what? >> jimmy: you can tell it's a remake, though, because instead of being about a jewish prince who was betrayed by his roman friend, sent into slavery and then seeks revenge, it's just about sexy vampires. [ laughter ] >> steve: wow. >> jimmy: and i think that's -- i want to see it. [ applause ] >> steve: i'd love to see it. >> jimmy: i want to see it, yeah. get this. on sunday, an elderly man in chicago accidentally crashed his car into an apple store. yeah. and not surprisingly, he didn't look any more confused than all the other elderly people inside the apple store. [ laughter and applause ] where are the apples? [ laughter ] this is a macintosh? [ laughter ] did you see this? a week af
MSNBC
Jan 16, 2013 8:00am PST
house right now. coming up shortly, president obama expected to unveil his gun control plan. it is said to be big, it is said to be bold and it could also have some problems getting through this congress. my colleagues alex wagner and steve kornacki join me for that conversation. all this happening just hours after new york's governor andrew cuomo signed new gun control legislation into law. some of the toughest in the country. one state senator calls it a political opportunity. we've all had those moments. when you lost the thing you can't believe you lost. when what you just bought, just broke. or when you have a little trouble a long way from home... as an american express cardmember you can expect some help. but what you might not expect, is you can get all this with a prepaid card. spends like cash. feels like membership. email marketing from constant contact reaches people in a place they're checking every day -- their inbox. and it gives you the tools to create custom emails that drive business. it's just one of the ways constant contact can help you grow your small business
FOX
Jan 16, 2013 5:00am PST
time of the crash. >>> this morning at the white house president obama will unvail his plan to reduce gun violence. the president wants congress to ban assault weapons, limit high capacity ammunition clips, and also require background checks on anyone who buys a gun. coming up at 5:15 the executive actions the president says he can take without getting the approval of congress. >>> a small group of redwood city boat owners ignored a midnight deadline. they are still docked at pete's harbor marina. 144 tenants received eviction notices while most of them have left few are still out there. seven have been gwynn more time to move while a few others say they have no choice. they will defie the eviction orders. >> not the best time for a boat move. >> they must have been really cold and in the morning now i crawl back in bed. it has been record cold for the last four days. >> the inner harbor will be a private marina with residential developmental units that will bring a lot of activity here. >> the developers who now own pete's harbor plan to build a 411 unit apartment complex with
FOX
Jan 16, 2013 12:00pm PST
efforts. the city council will vote on the issue next tuesday. >>> more shake-ups in the white house cabinet as president obama helds into his second term. today interior secretary ken salazar announced he is stepping down. he's the latest cabinet secretary to exit the administration following secretary of state hillary clinton, treasury secretary timothy geithner, defense secretary leon panetta and labor secretary hilda solis. sal dar is planning to retire to his colorado ranch. >>> -- salazar is planning to retire to his colorado ranch. >>> president obama's second inauguration takes place this weekend. we'll be reporting live from the inauguration starting sunday morning and continuing with live reports on the fest ichts through tuesday morning -- festivities through tuesday morning. >>> funeral services will be held in san francisco tonight for francisco gutierrez, one of two people killed in a tragic cash outside a liquor store on new year's dai. investigators say a suspected gang member was racing away from police following a shooting when he caused the deadly crash. that suspe
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2013 10:00pm PST
basketball team from his home state. mcconnell declined all those invitations. and president obama invited all newly elected members of congress to the white house for a reputation. less than half of the freshmen republicans attended. joining me now, howard fineman, in my experience, this socializing thing is the most overrated legislative strategy imaginable. i have never seen it matter in any way at all. if booze could do this it would have fixed a lot of things a lot easier a long time ago. >> yes, of course, and booze consumption in d.c. exceeds that in other years of the country, with the possible exception of las vegas. there was a time, a day and place when i think personal relationships did matter more. and i think when you were on the hill, when i was covering you on the hill, it was kind of the end of that era. it started not to matter around that time. one thing that has happened now, lawrence, is that members of congress spend all their time raising money. they don't even talk to each other. we had a piece in "the huffington post ", it said for you new members, set asid
KICU
Jan 16, 2013 4:00am PST
money for shelters, restoring power and other immediate needs in the northeast. the house has already approved changing fema regulations to speed up the disaster relief process. later this morning, president obama will deliver a series of concrete proposals to bring gun violence under control. in response to the horrific sandy hook school shooting, vice president joe biden has met with the nra, healthcare professionals, gun control groups and a rep from walmart, the nation's largest gun seller. the president will lay out the measures created from those meetings. likely on the list: a push for an assault weapons ban and better background checks. the president speaks at 11:45 eastern. children who wrote letters expressing concerns about gun violence in schools will join him. a new york city school bus driver strike starts today, affecting 152,000 students. more than 8,000 drivers and support workers are walking off the job to protest a lack of job protections. new york city mayor michael bloomberg has proposed a competetive bid process for school bus contracts in order to save money. th
Comedy Central
Jan 15, 2013 7:30pm PST
by senior white house correspondent jessica williams. thank you for joining us ( cheers and applause ) jessica, all last year the concern about obama in his second term was going to be that he's going to go full on like socialist black panther one world government. now he appears to have gone more season one of mad men. what's happening? >> john, people forget, president obama is also half white. everybody was was so focused on black obama and all the black stuff he did in his first term. obama care, food stamp. they completely forgot about white obama who has been in there biding his time. just waiting to take this country back and restore the traditional america this black obama has worked so hard to destroy. >> jon: wow. exactly jon: i got so say, white obama has been playing a long game >> jon, you know, white obama has always been there making the occasional appearance. on vacation. on weekends. i mean, you're not going to catch a brother wearing those jeans and a bike helmet on a ten speed with cross trainers on. >> jon: that white obama is pretty white. >> the whitest. jon: so
CW
Jan 15, 2013 10:00pm PST
tomorrow. the president went over some recommendations with joe biden today. mr. obama will announce his proposals surrounded by children who wrote him in the wake of the sandy hook shooting. the white house is prepare forward a fight. >> the president is committed to pushing these proposals. he is not naive about the challenges that exist. >> he is expected to push for an assault weapons ban, expanded background check, and limited sales of high-capacity magazines. >>> new york lawmakers just passed the toughest gun restrictions in the country. the law includes an immediate ban on semi-automatic rifles and handguns with "a military-style feature." it also seeps to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. the governor signed the measure into law less than an hour after the legislature passed it. >>> hundreds of gun owners showed up in marin county to trade in their guns for money. some of them walked away with ious instead. >> reporter: the aim, to get guns off the streets. >> i we think need to degun america. we're not out in the forest killing animals for meat. we're out killing
FOX News
Jan 15, 2013 7:00pm PST
now. >> the freshman lawmakers vows to stop president obama from using any sort of executive action to limit second amendment rights. republican steve stockman going as far he would go as far to the white house, and file articles of impeachment. >> the president and the second amendment, also understands limits what can be achieved with congressional action, which is why he's calling on congress. >> and obama uses kids as hume shields and wrote letters from knewtown and bring them up there to show of sport from the president to do something about guns. >> i think the republican party right now is having an identity problem. there's also a dark, a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party. what do i mean by that? what i mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities. >> i disagree with general powell's assessment of the republican party today. we have a work to do on a number of issues, i don't think that has anything to do with tolerance. >> a new warning about the united states and our credit rating as the debt battle kicks into high gear. we have to pay our b
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2013 9:00pm PST
states. and of course federally, tomorrow ahead of schedule, president obama is set to unveil his own set of proposals in response to the newtown school shooting. the white house releasing this picture today of vice president biden, presenting his findings to the president and other cabinet members in a gun policy meeting. >> i can tell you that tomorrow the president and vice president will hold an event here at the white house to unveil a package of concrete proposals to reduce gun violence and prevent future tragedies like the one in newtown, connecticut. they will be joined by children from around the country who wrote the president letters in the wake of that tragedy, expressing their concerns about gun violence and school safety along with their parents that event will be at approximately 11:45 a.m. i will not get ahead of the president in terms of what his package of proposals will include. i will simply note that the president has made clear he intends to take a comprehensive approach. he has also made clear that there are specific legislative actions that he will continue
FOX
Jan 16, 2013 6:00am PST
morning at the white house president obama will unvail his plan to reduce gun violence. the president among other things wants congress to ban assault weapons. he wants limits on high capacity ammunition clips. he wants to require background checks on anyone who buys -- >>> we want to go to sal. he has an update on that police activity. >> that is right. this is what happened a big rig driver reported he thought he had been shot at on the freeway on 238. he pulled off to one of the city streets. chp is investigating. they are going to take a report now. we'll see if it turned out to be gunshots or something else. the freeway is not effected but the city street nearby you may see a big rig pulled over with a couple chp officers. let's take a look at the bay bridge. you're getting a little bit of a backup in some of the lanes. westbound coming into san francisco not a big delay. and if you are driving in san francisco along northbound 101 that looks good. 280 coming out of daly city on down to the alameda maze. let's go to steve. >>> sal, thank you. clear skies. a little bit of patchy f
CNN
Jan 16, 2013 1:00am PST
investigation in to newtown related to fraud. we will continue to stay on that story. next, how the white house plans to prevent another tragedy or hopes to. breaking news on that and what you have to wait to hear from president obama. one will be a tough sell with a lot of lawmakers. jessica yellin has the inside info next. >>> breaking news, details of president obama's announcement on gun control including one gun advocates say is a nonstarter. chief white house correspondent jessica yellin did a lot of digging to get this. >> tomorrow when the president unveils his proposal, you can expect him to press for a ban on all high-capacity magazines with bullets or ten bullets or more. a background check for all gun sales, that includes mental health and criminal background checks that would apply to gun shows, private sales and would crackdown on what is called private swaps. if i try to privately sell a gun to you that would require a background check under the legislation he's pressing for, an assault weans ban and more funds to be made available or additional funding to be introduced for menta
FOX Business
Jan 16, 2013 5:00pm EST
ran the interio interior dept through president obama's first term and played a key role in white house energy policy perhaps most notably in the promotion of alternative energy sources. the white house has not yet named his successor. democrats proposed legislation to kill the debt ceiling even though some republicans may be ready to cave. either way, you'll be serious to know the matter what happens, the credit rating could still get whacked. and bus drivers go on strike stranding more than 100,000 kids, many of them disabled. at stake in this battle, the kids, and millions of your dollars of tax money. more money coming up. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. executor of efficiency. you can spot an amateur from a mile away... while going shoeless and metal-free in seconds. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choo any car in the aisle...and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. now this...will work. [ ale announcer ] just like you, business pro. just like you. go naonal. go like a pro. your financial advisor
CNBC
Jan 15, 2013 7:00pm EST
away with our free mobile app. >>> tomorrow just before noon. president obama will unveil his gun control plans to the nation. thank you aman. >> reporter: tomorrow at an event at the white house the president and the vice president are going to join together to announce their proposals and they are going to do it with children expressing concern about the shooting in connecticut. jay carney cautioned r eed repo not to cauti not to assume what is in there. >> i would caution you not to assume what is in there based on an earlier stage of the process. the president will announce the plan that is the president's plan and he will do that tomorrow. >> we can speculate what is going to be in there based on what the president has talked about. including on monday he talked about universal background checks. and a call for a new assault weapons ban. whether or not the president is going to call for executive order. it is unclear whether there will be an executive order component tomorrow. they are going to do the big reveal plan here tomorrow. that is going to require legislation. we had
FOX Business
Jan 15, 2013 10:00pm EST
such an initiative. we don't know how far mr. obama plans to go with his efforts contain and constrain our second amendment rights. but what we do know tonight is this. reports from the white house indicate the president is looking at as many as 19 separate executive orders on gun control. press secretary jay carney refuses to shed light on what those executive orders entail. while acknowledging that the administration acknowledges it may have to work with congress to accomplish many of the president's goals. >> when we talk about efforts to reduce gun violence, we are talking not just about legislative action. the president has already identified things that congress has actively considered. either the legislation exists or is being worked on. he called on congress to pass the measur that he believes are important. the measures to deal with high-capacity magazine clips and close loopholes in our background checks and system. lou: the president is scheduled tomorrow to address the media late in the morning. he is expected to reveal the unilateral gun control actions proposed by vice pr
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